AKA’s Mobilize to Beautify Youth Playground

Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority
(L-R) AKAs Joanna Adorne, Alicia Faison, Dale Bell, Candance Ford and Tonya Brown at work.
(L-R) AKAs Joanna Adorne, Alicia Faison, Dale Bell, Candance Ford and Tonya Brown at work.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 1908 Playground Mobilization Day was held last weekend at Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center.
OOver 45 members of the Gamma Rho Omeg Chapter participated in the beautification of the playground area located on Francis Street, yards from the sorority’s historic house on 8th street.

Playground Mobilization Days are a part of a global campaign, started by the first sorority for African-American women, to ensure children have safe and inviting places to play, learn and grown. This International Community Impact Day was launched in 2015, and sorority members continue to restore and renew 1,908 community parks and playgrounds internationally.

The facelift of Mt. Herman’s playground included: restoration of the grounds and new flower beds. The chapter was enthusiastic to assist with the additions and improvements that Gamma Rho Omega pledged to the park.

“This is a very special school and you can feel the love and care the leadership, staff, and teachers feel for the students by the way they care for the school,” said chapter Basileus Willeta R. Ritchie.

To commemorate the day, the chapter donated a plaque to the playground. The project was overseen by the chapter’s Environmental Ownership Committee. T o learn about upcoming activities the chapter has planned, visit the Gamma Rho Omega website at www.groaka.org.

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